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According to a report by The Telegraph, Manchester City are planning to make a move for Wolves’ Pedro Neto, a player who will be highly sought after during the upcoming transfer window.

Apart from Man City, Liverpool and also Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on the 24-year-old winger, claims Football Insider.

Neto’s contract with Wolves runs out in 2027 but the club will not stand in his way if the winger wants to move out at the end of this season. However, the Molineux outfit are demanding a transfer fee of around £55-60 million for him.

Wolves had paid around £15.5 million to bring him on board from Lazio in 2019 and right now, Neto’s market value is about £36 million so the club’s demands are very much justified.

He’s played close to 150 games for Wolves across all competitions and this season, he’s been particularly great, scoring two and assisting nine goals in just 19 Premier League appearances.

Is Pedro Neto good enough to play for a top EPL side?

Pedro Neto is primarily a right-winger but the Portugal international can also play on the left-hand side as well as in the No 10 role.

This is Neto’s fifth season with Wolves but injuries have really hampered his progress at the club. He’s missed close to 100 games for club and country due to various issues and currently, he is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Last season, he played only 19 games and the season before he played only 13.

In this campaign, he has an xG of 3.44 and an xA of 3.70 in the 1506 minutes that he’s been on the pitch. He’s great at holding up play and is a wonderful crosser of the ball which will be particularly beneficial for players like Haaland and Nunez.

There’s no doubt Pedro Neto is a very talented winger and he has the attributes to replace players like Bernardo Silva and Mo Salah but that can only happen if he remains fully fit.

Spending £60-odd million won’t be an issue for Man City, Liverpool or even Spurs but we think they should monitor his situation closely until the end of the campaign. This season, he’s played 23 games in all competitions and if his hamstring injury is serious then he might end up playing less than 30 games.